Best and worst-case scenarios for Teddy Bridgewater in 2021

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The best-case scenario for Teddy Bridgewater

It’s hard to envisage a scenario where Teddy Bridgewater would be walking into OTAs as the No. 1 option on the Carolina Panthers. This would make for a pretty awkward situation, to put it mildly. So it’s imperative that the organization finds the right player that can step in and fill the void.

This is a crucial offseason period for the Panthers, who have some additional cap space thanks to a series of veteran cuts and more might be on the way before it’s time for the free-agent frenzy to begin. What moves they make will go a long way to determining whether or not Matt Rhule’s exciting roster can mount a postseason challenge in 2021 and if they can somehow land Deshaun Watson, the sky is the limit.

Around the NFL writer Dan Hanzus also lent his thoughts on the subject, which involved Carolina striking out on every desired prospect and building around their troubled quarterback instead.

"The Panthers strike out in their (presumed) quest for Deshaun Watson, don’t see any other veterans as a significant upgrade over Teddy, and use their top-10 pick to improve the roster around their incumbent QB."

Simply put, this would be a disaster.

As stated previously, it would be more than a little uncomfortable if the Panthers still had Bridgewater around when preparations begin for the new campaign. It would also no doubt cause some uncertainty within the locker room due to the team’s clear pursuit of a better alternative.

Carolina needs to get better across a multitude of different areas regardless of whether Bridgewater is on the roster or not. But they can ill-afford their signal-caller failing to come through in clutch situations once again if they want to achieve their objectives.